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Widener Law Commonwealth Listed as a Top Law School by U.S. News & World Report

Widener Law Commonwealth

Widener Law Commonwealth is now a nationally ranked top law school.

Widener University Commonwealth Law School has been named a top law school in the “Best Graduate Schools 2018” guidebook published today by U.S. News & World Report. This is the first time in the law school’s history it has been included on the list of top law schools.

The school was ranked 148th on the list compiled in the Law School category. The methodology used to determine placement on the list included information from statistical and reputational surveys sent to administrators and professionals. Peer assessment data was also used when tabulating the rankings of the school to be included on the list.

“Being included as a ranked law school by U.S. News & World Report enforces all of the positive things we have happening at the law school,” said Dean Christian Johnson. “The specialized areas of legal study, the individual support for students and the remarkable faculty who work to prepare our students for the bar exam and legal practice make Widener Law Commonwealth a top-pick for someone looking into a law degree.”

“I am proud to see that U.S. News & World Report has recognized Widener Law Commonwealth in its ranking of top law schools,” said Widener President Dr. Julie E. Wollman. “This distinction highlights what we know – Widener’s talented faculty and their commitment to student achievement and success make Widener Law Commonwealth a top choice for legal education.”

Specialized areas of study include the Law and Government Institute, Business Advising Program and the Environmental Law and Sustainability Center.  Law students also have the opportunity to earn practical experience in Pennsylvania legal practices at the Central Pennsylvania Civil Law Clinics.

Widener University is a metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, applied leadership, and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. Widener University Commonwealth Law School is the Pennsylvania capital’s only law school, with three specialized centers of legal scholarship through its Law & Government Institute, Environmental Law and Sustainability Center, and Business Advising Program. Widener Law Commonwealth offers an exceptional learning experience that is personal, practical, and professional. Visit for more information.